Top 10 Effective Home Remedies for Bee Sting

Bee sting is common in daily life. Basically, honey bees sting only when they feel threatened. After all, losing their stingers means losing their lives. So the best way to combat sting is to stay still and don’t hurt them at first.

Sometimes, sting can be fatal because its severe allergic reaction,include:

  • difficulty in breathing
  • increased pulse rate
  • an anaphylactic shock

If you have the above symptoms, go to your doctor as soon as possible.

In most cases, stings cause mild reactions, such as strong burning sensation, swelling and itching at the affected area. If so, you can take a try with the following ten home remedies to combat the effects of the sting:

1. Ice Water

First and foremost, squeeze the venom out with little tools like a credit card or a similar object. Apply ice water or soap on the affected area for 20 mins after the stinger is completely out.

This would help you get rid of the pain and swelling at least for a few hours.

2. Look For A ‘Base’

Burning sensation from a sting results from an acidic influx. Still remember the chemistry classes? We need some “base” here to neutralize it.

Most common ones you can easily find, include:

  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • toothpaste

Do remember to apply some water.

3. Raw Potato or Onion

Raw potato and onion have anti-inflammatory properties, and they are traditional ways to treat the initial pain of stings. Almost, you can find them in your kitchen without efforts.

4. Garlic Juice

Garlic is a good thing full of essential nutrients. Garlic juice is known for its effectiveness. Take a try with it lasting for around 20 mins.

5. Papaya

This fruit works for instant pain relief and inflammation, as well as healing of burns. Most importantly, you can grab it everywhere and take a try!

6. Honey

Unless you are allergic to honey, you may want to keep it handy in your life as honey do have lots of benefits. 30 mins wound covering can be quite effective here.

7. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is always versatile. Except for its skin benefits, you can use it as a soothing agent in relieving the pain. For the bee-sting, go outside, break off a leaf and squeeze the gel directly onto the wound

8. Plantain Leaf

Plaintain leaf is also a great reliever of pain. The way is simple — chew a few leaves and then apply them on your stung area.

9. Lavender Essential Oil 

It is an excellent neutraliser with strong anti-inflammatory abilities.Mix a bit of coconut oil, and you will see the magic results.

10. Mud

This only works as SOS purpose. Firstly, grab some mud and water. Second, apply it on the wound. You may feel the pain relieved. However, you still need to rinse it clean after backing home. Also, an antibiotic cream is necessary.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.